50 Versatile InDesign Cookbook Templates

by Stefano Bernardi Stefano Bernardi 9 minutes to read

Any good chef knows, creating something takes time, energy, and, most importantly, ingredients. We at Redokun made up a list of 50 Fresh InDesign Cookbook Templates; or, in other words, we've gathered up the ingredients. Now, let's get cooking.

The way you present your product, especially in the culinary world, has to be appetizing. That's where we come in. Thanks to this curated list of templates, you will save valuable time and resources. All you have to do is scroll down and choose the cookbook template that's right for you!

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Traditional Recipe Book Templates

  1. Southern Comfort Cookbook

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Nothing is better than a traditional home-cooked meal. This recipe book template embodies just that, the comforting feeling of home. The design is beautiful and the layout is practical. Give in to this warm embrace, and choose this cookbook!

  1. Delicate Cookbook Template

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If you're looking for something elegant and classy, this template is the one for you. The soft color palette and the straightforward layout come together beautifully to create a refined cookbook.

  1. Cookbook Template with Yellow Accents

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Brighten up your recipes with this stunning cookbook template. Though the layout itself is very well designed, what really makes this template stand out, is the use of yellow accents. Bright, beautiful and bold!

  1. Cookbook Template with Blue and Gold Details

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Classic and timeless with very elegant details. This cookbook template will frame your recipes beautifully thanks to its layout and color palette. What more could you wish for?

  1. A Culinary Study in Red


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A traditional cookbook with a twist! Though at first glance, this template may seem very classic, its bold red details add a splash of daring color. If you want a simple yet captivating cookbook, then look no further!

  1. Cookbook Layout with Tan Accents

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This modern cookbook is sure to grab your reader's attention. The versatile layout is very well structured, and the bold typography and tan accents balance each other out, giving the whole template a captivating overall look. Modern, yet delicate.

  1. Bold and Elegant

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Bold typography, light backgrounds, and perfect picture placement; these are the key ingredients of this wonderful cookbook template. It has a well-structured layout and polished overall look.

  1. Cookbook Ebook Layout 

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A simple straightforward template that is best used as an ebook. If you're looking for a digital way to publish your recipes, your search is over. This layout is practical, visually appealing, and, incredibly, one of two free cookbook templates in this list.

  1. Square Cookbook Layout

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This square cookbook template is truly stunning. Not only is it intriguing in its shape, it is perfectly structured and well balanced. The white backgrounds and clever picture placement are enhanced even further by the typography and soft color palette. Look for yourself!

  1. Cookbook Template with Delicate Accents

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A subtle color palette, a wonderful layout, and great typography. All the right ingredients to cook up a stunning template. Traditional and delicate, it just might be the right choice for you!

  1. Vintage Cookbook

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In a time when vintage is so fashionable, we couldn't help but include this template. Visually stunning, it plays with is typography and color palette in order to achieve that vintage look. Well, mission accomplished!

  1. Square Cookbook Layout with Red and Green Accents

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A beautiful template filled with stunning details. Though it may be holiday themed, it's versatility knows no bounds. The layout is creative and ever-changing and the color palette is just stunning. What are you waiting for?

  1. Light and Elegant

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Are you looking for an elegant and delicate cookbook ? This is the right choice for you! This layout balances well its typography and colors to create a visually appealing and graceful overall look.

  1. The Italian Cookbook

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Though, of course, you can choose any cuisine to create a cookbook with this template, it was designed with the great Italian tradition in mind. The color palette is warm and welcoming and the overall layout is stunning. In other words, it's the right choice for you!

  1. The Sicily Cookbook

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Italy is such a culinary inspiration that we have two cookbooks dedicated to the peninsula! This wonderful template combines a creative layout with a soft color palette to create a truly unforgettable look.

  1. Cookbook Layout with Colorful Accents

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A cookbook needs to be user-friendly, well structured and easy to read. This template checks off all these boxes. The layout is practical while still being visually appealing thanks to the colorful accents. You really can't go wrong!

  1. Horizontal Cookbook Layout

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This wonderfully designed cookbook has all the right ingredients! It is simple and straightforward, while also being captivating. To top it all off, it has an horizontal orientation that makes it really stand out!

  1. Cookbook Layout with Earth Tone Accents

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A simple and straightforward recipe book template. The earth tone accents are elegant and the overall layout is beautiful yet practical.

  1. Cookbook Layout with Light Green Details

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A classic cookbook, this template has it all! A clear and fully editable layout, wonderful picture placement, and light green details that are sure to make your recipes pop. It's a chef's dream!

  1. Blue and Red Cookbook Layout

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A cookbook that leaves its mark! This template puts picture placement first, letting your food speak for itself. In addition, the alternating blue, white, and red backgrounds are stunning.

  1. Colorful Cookbook Layout

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Last but certainly not least, this cookbook is almost a bridge between the traditional and the modern ones. On one hand, it has a straightforward layout that's very much traditional. On the other hand,  it has many interesting and innovative details, such as the icons, the varying colors, and the impactful typography, all signs of a more modern template.

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Modern Cookbook Templates

  1. The App Cookbook

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Today we have the world at our fingertips thanks to smartphones; indeed, it seems like there's an app for just about anything. Well, this cookbook template knows how to keep up with the times. Namely, it is a captivating, fully editable, and well structured layout that's designed to look like an app. How fun!

  1. Cookbook Layout with Gold Accents

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Visually stunning, this cookbook uses picture placement in the most captivating way. If you want to surprise and engage your readers, choose this template!

  1. Dark Elegance

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A perfect balance of dark elements and bright design. One of the most impressive in our list of 50 fresh InDesign cookbook templates, this layout will take your breath away. In other words, it's sleek, modern, and elegant.

  1. Cookbook with Geometric Layout

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This modern design offers you a fully editable layout with clever picture placement. The way each page is divided geometrically is very intriguing. In addition, and the bright color palette is sure to bring your recipes to life.

  1. Cookbook Layout with Green Textured Accents

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A template that is almost a work of art! However, it isn't just beautiful, with a practical structure and versatile picture placement, this cookbook is everything you could ever want. To top it all off, the textured detail and stunning layout are going to make your food look great.

  1. Delicate yet Modern

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This template's attention to detail is stunning. Though the layout is simple and delicate, the colorful backgrounds are really eye-catching. As a result, its overall look is delicate yet modern.

  1. Cookbook Template with Orange and Green Accents

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How could you pass up on this beautiful cookbook layout with orange and green accents? The structure is captivating while still being user-friendly and the overall look is elegant.

  1. Black and Bold Cookbook Template

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Nothing jumps at you quite like white on a black background. This cookbook uses this stunning combination, while also putting the accent on your food through picture placement and framing.  Classy and elegant!

  1. The Eat Good Food Cookbook

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  1. Cookbook Layout with Blue and Coral Accents

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Although it has a soft color palette, this template is sure to grab your reader's attention through its use of modern structure and typography. In other words, it is perfectly balanced!

  1. The Beautiful Food Cookbook

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Food is beautiful, and this template doesn't let you forget it. The elegant and stunning layout is sure to put your recipes in the spotlight; of course, what really shines is the picture placement. Don't you want your food to look great?

  1. Modern in Gold and Black Accents

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Modern and stylish, this cookbook uses a stunning layout and a beautiful color palette to captivate the reader. Need I say more?

  1. Black and Orange Elegance

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Black and orange: an autumnal combination that's stylish year-round. This template is all the proof you need. As a result, your food will look great and appetizing.

  1. The Lemonade Cookbook

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When life gives you lemons, choose a lemonade cookbook. This template is young and fresh and beautiful. Specifically, it has a great layout and an amazing use of picture placement. What are you waiting for?

  1. Cookbook Layout with Red Accents

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Modern and eye-catching, this recipe book template brings a pop of color to the table. Its red accents perfectly balance out the text and picture placement, giving the old traditional cookbook a new twist!

  1. The Peach Cookbook Ebook

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A bright ebook template that is sure to make your food look great. Not only does it have a beautiful color palette, but also, a stunning layout. What are you waiting for?

  1. Kitchen Stories Cookbook

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Looking for something stylish yet personal? This wonderful square cookbook is the right choice for you! The layout is modern and captivating, yet the structure allows you to tell your story.

  1. Unique and Colorful Cookbook

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The title says it all! This recipe book template is wonderfully designed, with each page featuring a unique layout and color palette. It's easy to use and fully editable. What are you waiting for?

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Minimalist Cookbook Templates

  1. Minimal and Elegant

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A clean and polished design with clever picture placement and wonderful typography. The true definition of minimalism.

  1. Sønder Cookbook

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In spite of its impressive color palette and creative layout, the overall look of this template is pure minimalism. How can you say no to that?

  1. The Japanese Cookbook

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A Japanese-inspired cookbook, this template is horizontally oriented and very minimalist. A surprising yet elegant choice!

  1. The Tribeca Cookbook

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The darker backgrounds in this template, perfectly balance out the clean design and impressive picture placement. It all comes together to create a most minimal and elegant design.

  1. Clean Designed Cookbook

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Clean and captivating, this design is wonderful. This simple cookbook is neatly structured yet truly engaging. What are you waiting for?

  1. Nordic Cookbook

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Embrace minimalism with this flawless cookbook. Its overall look is stunning and the small details that make up the layout are breathtaking. Choose this template and you can't go wrong.

  1. The Foodies Cookbook

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Simple and clean. The black and white color palette perfectly frames your recipes, while the polished layout ties the whole thing together.

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Illustrated Cookbook Templates

  1. Pink and White and Blue 

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This stunning recipe book template cleverly uses illustration to grab the reader's attention, and it works! The color palette is captivating and the overall look is modern and stylish.

  1. Illustrated Cookbook with Green and Yellow Icons

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The yellow and green accents of this template really bring to life the illustrated layout. Quirky and engaging, this cookbook is sure to stand out!

  1. Cookbook with Black and White Illustrations

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The minimalist of this category, this template cleverly uses simple black and white illustrations to balance out the layout. As a result, it is both captivating and polished.

  1. Whimsical Cookbook Layout

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Last but not least in our list of 50 Fresh InDesign Cookbook Templates, is this simple yet whimsical layout. Engaging, colorful and most importantly, one of the two free cookbook templates in this list. What more could you want?

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There you have it, our list of 50 Fresh InDesign Cookbook Templates. There was something for everyone, from the most traditional to the most creative of people.  We chose fifty templates of great diversity, in the hope that you could find one for you. If that isn't the case, we hope at least to have provided some inspiration! Seeking more templates? Make sure you see this list with the 75 best InDesign templates divided by practical categories.

Stefano Bernardi
Stefano Bernardi

Stefano has worked on numerous mid to large–sized InDesign projects for Alstom, DeLonghi, Philips, and many others before starting Redokun in 2015.
As Redokun’s Co-Founder, Stefano spends most of his time helping customers to optimize their InDesign work-flow. He also holds in-house InDesign courses for companies in the Venice, Italy area.

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